Spend a day exploring your writing and inner author and be inspired by published author Rebecca Alexander.
People find the empty page difficult, so this workshop starts at the very beginning, from writing a first draft (using techniques such as word compost, lists, rambles and shapes). Then looking at how we edit and judge ourselves and develop techniques to adapt and amend with freewrites, word sketches and workshopping skills. Finding the ‘good stuff’ rather than criticising what doesn’t work!
The afternoon session concentrates on using memory to write a memoir piece from an alternative perspective and the workshop will finish with a short talk about publishing, competitions and collaborative projects and how everyone can develop and improve their writing until they publish.
There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day with time to go out to a nearby cafe or please feel bring along a packed lunch to eat in the Brewhouse.
Tea and coffee will be supplied at the start of the day.
Please bring along your preferred writing medium – paper and pens/pencils, a laptop or tablet.
About Rebecca (in her words):
I was a psychologist before I was a novelist, and I aim to build people’s confidence as well as teach new techniques. Everyone should have several pieces of writing to work on at home. My first book (The Secrets of Life and Death) was a runner-up in an international competition and attracted an agent and a publisher with a three-book deal (Del Rey UK/Random House).
My new book (A Baby’s Bones) is part of a book deal with Titan Books and I have a third deal being negotiated at the moment. I write historical and contemporary crime and fantasy, and have had poems published and placed in competitions.
22 September 2018 10:30AM